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18 March 2013 @ 08:04 pm
Neverwhere!  
Wow, I'm a bad fan. The first two parts of the radio adaptation of Neverwhere starring a kickass cast have already aired!

I'm getting them now and will settle in to listen in a couple of hours.

Damn having to do work first! Damn it all!
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_mead: Horribly wrongaelfgyfu_mead on March 19th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh, crud—that probably means that I can't get free access to the first part any more.

I hope it will go up as an audiobook in iTunes as Cabin Pressure has; the next time we might have gotten a chance to listen would be Saturday anyway, and that's dubious anyway.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 19th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Both episodes are still up and available on the BBC 4 Radio website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r522y/episodes/guide

Apparently they'll be up there for over a year!
aelfgyfu_mead: brilliantaelfgyfu_mead on March 19th, 2013 12:59 am (UTC)
Excellent news!

I'm glad I whined to you; if I hadn't, I probably would have just assumed they'd go away and not gone to the site to look. Thanks for the link! We'll try to start listening this weekend. Child is really into Cabin Pressure and might enjoy Neverwhere very much. (She keeps insisting that she can't imagine the actor who plays Martin playing any version of Sherlock, so she's getting some BBC this summer, when we have more time.)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 19th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
Feel free to whine at me any time you wish!

She keeps insisting that she can't imagine the actor who plays Martin playing any version of Sherlock

Ha, it's kind of true. I wouldn't be able to imagine it either if I hadn't already seen Sherlock and BC's face.

I ventured into Tumblr and saw the fits of glee people are having over BC's performance in Neverwhere. Poor James McAvoy. Always overshadowed by taller, gingery actors. He never gets a break. I thought he would hit it big when he did XMen but he got completely overshadowed by Michael Fassbender.
The Writer They Call Tay: CP: Arthur is happy - a lotawanderingbard on March 19th, 2013 03:03 am (UTC)
I haven't listened to the second ep yet, I'm waiting until I'm computering in th morning, but the first ep was excellent. It's been awhile since I read the book, but it all came back, which suggests they are following the plot closely.

I don't know if you remember this or not, but my mental image of Door has her as person of colour. Like, maybe Hispanic or Mediteranean or biracial? It doesn't particularly matter on the radio, but I'm just wondering if that's canon or just how I pictured her.

ETA: edited for sense. I've had to take Benedryll and I'm a bit incoherent. Apologies.

Edited at 2013-03-19 03:12 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 20th, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
I don't know if you remember this or not, but my mental image of Door has her as person of colour. Like, maybe Hispanic or Mediteranean or biracial?

I oddly had pictured her as Mediterranean as well but I don't know why. I don't think there were any indicators in the novel. But then again it's been awhile since I read it.

I've listed to all three aired episodes now. I love how SCOTTISH James McAvoy is in this. I feel like I rarely get to hear him act with his normal accent.
The Writer They Call Tay: DH: Random Happenstanceawanderingbard on March 20th, 2013 02:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't remember either. Oh well, I approve of Natalie Dormer's voice in any case.

I always forget how Scottish James Macavoy is. He's always using a different accent when he acts. I also either failed to realize or had forgotten Richard is a Scot in the book. I was expecting Macavoy's usual plummy British voice. I'm not complaining, though.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 20th, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
The casting for this radio play has so far been pretty perfect. I've particularly been loving Anthony Head as Croup.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on March 20th, 2013 03:05 am (UTC)
Yes, he's brilliant! I love his radio work. He's excellent in Bleak Expectations, too.

I also think David Harewood is a great Marquis, but I just keep hearing his Friar Tuck and it's throwing me off.